Cache Creek -> Game Creek

Grand Teton National Park

One of the most popular and beautiful singletrack loops accessible from downtown Jackson.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
33 km
Ascent
549 m
Descent
550 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
VIEW ON MAP
Cache Creek -> Game Creek Map

Description

"No visit to Jackson would be complete without a scream down Game Creek," writes Chris Daniels on Singletracks.com. This highly-acclaimed trail is not only popular with mountain bikers, but hikers, trail runners, and even backpackers flock to this route.

“This loop has two things to offer. First, the scenery is outstanding,” writes Jim Steele on themountaingoat.net. Riders will enjoy vistas of Cache Peak, along with sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges from the top of the Cache/Game Divide. Wildflowers populate the alpine meadows, providing a colorful backdrop to your singletrack shredding.

According to the USFS, the trail flows through a mixture of willows and sections of pine forest. In places, “there are several beaver dams. . .so keep your eyes out for beavers in the early morning and at dusk.” Higher up, the Game Creek Trail runs "through a mixture of sagebrush and small aspen and pine forest."

"Second, the ride down Game Creek is exhilarating,” Steele continues. " It’s downhill the entire way, so you’ll get a chance to rest after the gradual climb up Cache Creek. It’s not a technical ride, but you do have to watch for roots, rocks and other obstacles. Don’t get going faster than you’re comfortable with – there are plenty of switchbacks, blind corners, and other trail users."

"This loop seems to offer it all: a decent workout, great views, wildflowers, wildlife, proximity to town, and an exhilarating descent,” Steele concludes

Sources: https://mountainbiketetons.org/region/suggested-rides/cache-creek-to-game-creek-ride/ http://www.themountaingoat.net/?p=222 https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/btnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=77383&actid=24 https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/your-next-mtb-trip-spending-a-week-in-wydaho/

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area